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Bible and Medicine
The Bible is not a medical book. But when she talks about the human body and disease, she is remarkable both in what it says in that it does not say. We find in its pages any statement contrary to science, and any statement that may need to be updated, despite the antiquity of writing. This is noted by several authors. Here are some examples.
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The Bible and Modern Medicine,
Health and Healing in the Old and
New Testaments
Prof. A. Rendle Short
London, 1953, p.37.
It is difficult to estimate its fair value
conceptions of disease by the Israelites
the time of Moses if we do not consider
the context of medical ideas
surrounding peoples. (Page 9)
Dr Short insightful remark:
"It is truly amazing that a book
like the Bible, is said unscientific contains health legislation, and it is
Equally surprising that a nation
just out of slavery [...] has
in his books a health code
as wise and reasonable. "(Page 37)
A review of health laws given to Israel and shows the dominant hand on prevention. A law required to be buried feces outside the camp (Deuteronomy 23: 13). This advanced preventive measure prevented the water contamination and the spread of infectious diseases.
The Babylonian doctors believed that most diseases have a supernatural origin, although they were also considering other causes. According to the Ebers Papyrus, a compilation of contemporary Egyptian therapeutic knowledge of the first books of the Bible (1550 av.n.è), medical knowledge was purely empirical and strongly impregnated with magic and superstition.

Magic formula and treatment      

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In the treatment of disease, it was believed the effectiveness of two methods of action plants and the use of magic. Both traditions mingle in this tablet, a remedy against the bites of scorpions containing a magic formula in Sumerian, followed by treatment in Akkadian.

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"If you go out to draw
the camp will need a secluded place is at your disposal
outside the camp. It will be a picket at your disposal in your equipment, then you should dig a hole
with him, then turn around
and cover your excrement. "
Deuteronomy 23:9-14

The Act contained other preventive measures. Include quarantine (Leviticus 13:1-5), prophylactic measures and purification in case of contamination (Leviticus 11:27-38), the circumcision on the eighth day (Leviticus 12:3), the forbidden food (Leviticus 11:4-8). These high hygiene standards as related mental health and compliance with requirements of sexual morality was a salutary protection - Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 18.

The Bible, a book of great
scientific accuracy
and emphasizes
prevention of
"But here's what you should not eat among those that chew the cud and have divided the shoe [...] You must not eat their meat and you must not touch their cadav r e. They are unclean for you. "Leviticus 11:4-8
About food taboos, dr Short remarked: "Certainly, we eat pork, rabbit and hare, but these animals are prone to parasitic infections and they can not be safely consumed only if the well cook. The pig eats unclean things and it is the host of two worms, trichina and tapeworm, which are transmissible to humans. The danger is minimal under the conditions prevailing in our country, but it was fine otherwise in ancient Palestine, and it was better that such food is prohibited. "(P.40-41) and in Chapter 11, Dr. Short noted that the Gospels make a difference between conditions related to the possession of a demon and other diseases (pge 114) difference that appear are some translators . A219
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None of These Diseases
Dr. S. Dr. McMillen & E. Stern
Michigan, 1986
After thousands of years, science
Medical rediscovered the amazing
prescriptions of the Bible.
The authors note that God told the Israelites in their exodus from Egypt: "If you listen strictly voice of thy God, I will put on
you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am YHWH who heals you. "
- Exodus 3:26 p.m.
This remark is relevant. According to the Ebers Papyrus, a compilation of contemporary Egyptian therapeutic knowledge
the first books of the Bible (1550 av.n.è)
medical knowledge was purely empirical and strongly impregnated with magic and superstition. (Page 9) that purports to encourage healing prescription recommended the application of human excrement, another associated magic formulas for 'disgust the demon body of the man he had. " There is no footprint of these ineffective or dangerous treatment in the writings of Moses, although he was "learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. "(Acts 7:22). And hygiene measures imposed by Israel after the Exodus contrast strikingly with many of the practices described in Egyptian texts. AE17
"If you listen strictly voice of thy God, [...] I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought upon the Egyptians,
for I am YHWH who heals you. "
Exodus 3:26 p.m.
We find no footprint
Egyptian therapeutic
ineffective or dangerous

in the writings of Moses

The Bible is a book of great scientific accuracy. The facts of life, to diagnostics, preventive and curative medicine presented in the Bible are far superior to the theories of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Over 2000 years ago, is found in the law of Moses and the medical details about circumcision: "Every male among you who is eight days shall be circumcised" (Genesis 5:12 p.m.; Leviticus 12:3) For Doctor S. McMillen, "The eighth day is the date not to be missed" (p. 82). Why? The Bible does not explain, but now we know why.
"Every male among you,
eight days old,
be circumcised "
Genesis 17: 12

One of coagulation factors, vitamin K reaches its normal proportion between the fifth and seventh day after birth. On the third day, prothrombin, another coagulation factor, is present only about 30% of the normal rate, while the eighth day is higher than at any time in life: to 110% of the normal rate.

Dr. S. McMillen (p.82) notes that "if one takes into account the amount of vitamin K and prothrombin, the perfect day to perform circumcision is the eighth. The eighth day is the date not to be missed. "

"On the eighth day,
date not to be missed "
Dr. S. McMillen
Compliance with this requirement thus reduces the risk of bleeding. One detail that reveals a higher than wisdom of the Egyptians. Just a coincidence? The Bible says that this specific instruction from God. - Genesis 17:9 AE22, AE23
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Medicine at the time of Hebrews
Bruno Halioua Liana Levi, 2008
Between the Magi of Babylon and sounou of Thebes, which held up the Hebrew practitioners? What was his medical training,
What did he know of the anatomy?
Thanks to a careful study of the Bible and
the Talmud and rare texts that addressed the issue, Bruno Halioua, dermatologist, answers these questions in this essay on medicine at the time of Hebrew.
The medical and surgical order information are mostly from the work of the Jewish historian Flavius ​​Josephus (1st century), the study of the Bible and especially the Talmud (from II to VI th th century) .

It is unfortunate that the author did not sufficiently distinguish between the notified requirements contained in the Hebrew Bible to see those sometimes unnecessary dangerous as bleeding, reported in the Talmud. "The sages of the Talmud see the blood originates in the liver. Like their Graeco-Roman contemporaries, they feel the need bleeding maintaining good health "(p 59).

The Bible says that "the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood" (Leviticus 17:14). More accurate statement on the medical.





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